The Kenny Cartwright Chronicles Book 1

December 17, 2017



Kenny Cartwright seems to be nothing more than a human lab rat to his neighbor, Rich Peterson. Although the boys have a different definition of what it means to be “best friends,” Kenny is always a willing candidate to try Rich’s potentially dangerous ideas. One day, while exploring a hill in the woods, the two boys stumble across an alarming plan of attack, aimed directly at them. Regardless of their differences, Kenny and Rich must work out the true meaning of friendship. The only way the two can survive is to unify—their lives depend on it. Their usually laid back summer will quickly turn disastrous if the two don’t work together. Their once quiet town won’t be safe again until the boys figure out their enemy’s master plan. Do they wave the white flag and give up? Or do the boys prepare for war? There are big decisions to be made for Kenny and Rich. The clock is ticking.



Five stars

By Alexander Peacockon December 16, 2017 (Amazon)

4th and 5th grade students loved reading KCC, so did I. Each chapter starts with a famous quote leading into a short story, which makes the book an easy read especially for reluctant readers. All of the students, girls and boys alike were enthralled by Rich’s fun attitude, ideas and quick wit. At times I could hear students laughing as they read! They were eager to read the next adventure. This is a great read! I highly recommend it for every one. Adults too!


I live in a small New England town and could …

By Debra on December 16, 2017 (Amazon)

I live in a small New England town and could picture all of this happening. I laughed out loud reading it to my granddaughter.


Extremely funny

By Mom of 3 on December 11, 2017 (Amazon)

This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. Although it is a book for elementary and middle school kids, I enjoyed it immensely as an adult.




Damon Piletz is the creator behind the pen name, “Rich Unkel.” Damon has had the blessing of providing enrichment to thousands of students each year. His years of experience include students from kindergarten to college. He has presented teacher professional development in several states. Damon is currently certified in elementary education, gifted education and education administration in both New York State and Vermont.

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